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Maritime and Coastguard Agency Satellite Receiver Station in Solent Airport Daedalus



The Maritime and Coastguard Agency are applying to FBC to put a ring of satellite receiver domes on the airfield not far from the present Coastguard Hanger. These are neither high nor will be obtrusive as they all are sighted behind the wire on the grassed area of Solent Airport Daedalus.  The receivers are part of an important update enabling the Coastguard to receive emergency signals from mariners using their own dedicated satellite system, not as currently, signals piggy-backed on commercial networks.  The cost and land-agent commitment to this project bodes well for the future of the airfield.  Additionally being a receiver system it underscores current airfield horizon height restrictions, a M&CA covenant governing parts of the airfield for safe helicopter operations and there are no risks from radio transmissions.